Trip Ideas, Planning and Preparation

2017 Surly Troll the Baja Divide bike!

2017 Surly Troll on the Olympic Peninsula, WA

Trip Ideas

Jan-May 2020: Tucson, AZ, Adventure Cycling Leadership Training, exploring Arizona.

May 2020: Cross WA.

June-Aug 2020: Great Divide Route tour with friends. 3084 miles.

Sept-Oct 2020:Wild West Route NOBO or Southern Tier to Pacific Coast NOBO.

Maybe…trekking in the Indian Himalayas in fall or head to Southern Europe to ride for the winter.

Future: Back to NZ for TA #2; Pamir Highway/Tajikistan/Central Asia; Wild West Route; Southeast Asia; Europe on Eurovelo routes; Australia’s west coast…

Khojana Wala

Modified and S&S coupled 1990 Novara mountainbike (Parkpre built) named “Khojana Wala” (the one who helps you get lost in Hindi). 26″, 3 x 10 friction, Jones SG bars. 35lbs with empty bags. In Dhariwal, India

Preparation:

New Bike: 2014 Salsa Ti Fargo, Rohloff/Schmidt hubs, Avid/Yokozona brakes. 700×2.25 tires and bikepacking bags.

Gear: After many decades of touring, backpacking and travel I have every conceivable thing I’ll ever need…

Training: Never enough, but getting more consistent. Touring regularly is the preferred method.

A few things to improve: GPS skills.

That’s the current state of things so far…

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